A major overhaul of the Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing, Starwood’s first ever hotel in China, will form part of a series of renovations to Sheraton properties over the next few years.
Starwood and its owners are planning to invest more than US$350 million in revamping Sheraton properties around the world, including a series of projects in Asia Pacific. These include the US$20 million renovation of the Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast, and a major upgrade of the Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing, Sheraton Xi’an Hotel, Sheraton Chengdu Hotel and Sheraton Nanjing Hotel in China.
“We are delighted to follow our highly successful US$6 billion brand-wide revitalization with a significant investment in several of our flagship properties,” said Hoyt Harper, Global Brand Leader for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. “As business and leisure travel continues to gain momentum, Sheraton is well positioned to meet the increased demand for high-calibre lodging with upgraded brand offerings and a line-up of freshly renovated landmark hotels in key cities across the globe.”
The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing was the first five-star international hotel to open in China in 1985. Now, US$50 million will be invested to renovate the landmark property. Over the next three years, the hotels three wings will be completely overhauled – one wing at a time – including renovation of all guestrooms, public spaces and all food and beverage outlets.
Meanwhile, US$20 million has been spent renovating the Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast. Enhancements have already been made to the beachfront hotel’s entrance, lobby and reception area, and 293 rooms and suites.
Other major upgrades will take place at Sheraton hotels in Edinburgh, Mexico City, Santiago, Rio de Janeiro and New York.